VESSEL-XYZXY

写真集『VESSEL-XYZXY』

92作品 / 24 x 33.5 CM / フリップ仕様カバー / 128ページ / シルバー+ブラック / 日英

デザイン・編集:小山泰介
色分解:COLORLIBRARY.CH
印刷:DIE KEURE
協力:SW.

発行:RROSE EDITIONS + TAISUKE KOYAMA PROJECTS
発売日:2017年5月
部数:400部
価格:¥4,500

『VESSEL – XYZXY』(2016)は、小山泰介が初めて「身体」をモチーフに制作した作品です。彫刻家、名和晃平と振付家、ダミアン・ジャレによるパフォーマンス作品『VESSEL』から派生した本作は、名和とのコラボレーションによって制作され、『あいちトリエンナーレ2016 トランス・ディメンション』展で発表されました。本作で小山は、パフォーマーの身体を3Dスキャニングした画像データを用いて、デジタル・イメージに変換された「器としての身体」にリアリティは宿るのかということをテーマに、コンピュータでシミュレーションされた3D空間でパフォーマーの身体の角度や位置、光源を調整し、そのキャプチャー画像をプリントアウト、さらにそのプリントをハンドスキャナーで再スキャンして作品化しました。タイトルの「XYZXY」は3D空間と2D画像の座標軸を表しています。パリを拠点とするRROSE EDITIONSとの共同出版によって発行される本書は、シルバーとブラックの2色で印刷され、光の反射によってシルバーの光沢感が変化する美しい仕上がりとなっています。

VESSEL – XYZXY

92 IMAGES / 24 x 33.5 CM / 128 PAGES + 8P FLIP COVER / SILVER+BLACK / EN+JP

Designed & Edited by TAISUKE KOYAMA
Color Separation by COLORLIBRARY.CH
Printed by DIE KEURE (Blugge)
Supported by SW.

Published by RROSE EDITIONS + TAISUKE KOYAMA PROJECTS
Release: May 2017
Edition of 400
Price: 35€

“VESSEL-XYZXY” (2016) is a piece created by Taisuke Koyama for the first time to focused on ‘body’ as a motif. This series produced in collaboration with Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa and derives from the performance piece “VESSEL” by Nawa and french/belgian choreographer Damien Jalet. In this work, Koyama explored whether a reality exists wherein ‘the body as vessel’ has been transformed into a digital image, using the 3D scanned data of performer’s bodies. Specifically, Koyama finely adjusted the angle, position and lighting of the 3D data in the space simulated by the 3D modeling software. The captured image of simulated data is then printed out and re-scanned with handheld scanner. In the group exhibition “AICHI TRIENNALE 2016 TRANS DIMENSION”, Koyama exhibited 18 pieces of 6.6-meters-long prints of this series. The title ‘XYZXY’ refers to the coordinate axes of a two-dimensional image and three-dimensional space. This book is co-published by Paris-based RROSE EDITIONS and taisuke koyama project. The prints has a shiny appearance because it’s printed in richly silver and black ink.

POST BODY / NATURE

POST BODY / NATURE
TAISUKE KOYAMA + TAKASHI KAWASHIMA

Opening Reception: 2017.6.10 (Sat.) 15:00 – 17:00

Period: 2017.6.10 (Sat.) – 8.19 (Sat.)
Venue: LhGWR, The Hague
Open: Wed. – Sat. 12:00 – 17:00
Closed from 27th July – 5th August
Web: http://www.grotewittereus.nl

Organized by LhGWR
Cooperated by Hester Keijser (Stead Bureau), Sawako Fukai (G/P gallery)
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo, Stroom Den Haag
Special Thanks: Kohei Nawa | Damien Jalet, Tomoko Mukaiyama, G/P gallery

Press Release by LhGWR:
You are cordially invited for the opening of our summer exhibition POST BODY / NATURE, for which Japanese artists Taisuke Koyama and Takashi Kawashima entered into a one time artistic partnership. In their individual photographic and video practices, both explore the role of nature in our (post-digital) era. Now, in their inimitable way, they have created an exhibition that belies their understated demeanour; be prepared for an excessive fireworks brought to combustion with scientific rigor. Arriving at their respective work guided by completely different urgencies, their joining of forces has generated a particularly exciting visual dialogue between ratio and emotion.

Koyama (1978, Tokyo) approaches the medium of photography in line with his studies in Biology and Environmental Sciences. He investigates the relationship between organic processes and phenomena, and the manmade objects that facilitate their visual capture. Although photography has become predominantly digitalised, his own research brought him to a field where the most important players are the physical processes that photography requires for its existence on the one hand, and the physical objects that we need for the reproduction of the resulting images on the other. Sometimes, these players form a team, and sometimes they find themselves placed as opponents. This field of play Koyama games by manipulating the rational connections between process and object, by tinkering with the physical objects themselves, and through wilful impairment of the algorithmic base rules, in order to arrive at his manipulated images. In recent years, Koyama has been investigating the expressive power of devices that generate data input, such as hand scanners and digital microscopes, focussing in particular on the plurality and fluidity of the data generated, recording the results in his latest works.

Starting from a similar fascination for nature and its processes, Kawashima (1985) translates his experience of nature in a fundamentally different manner. He grew up in the region in Japan where life came to a halt after the 2011 submarine earthquake. In the Netherlands we have come to know this incident of natural violence as the tsunami that destroyed Fukushima. We can all remember the disastrous images of the first days after the impact. Alarming reports of total destruction were accompanied in our media by mentions of the potentially terrifying consequences for our ‘ecosystem’. By creating a fictional visual narrative, Kawashima speaks about natural violence of similar magnitudes to initiate the conversation about the event itself. It needs no saying that such events inevitably make us stare the fragility of our bare existence in the face, but it remains one of the great mysteries of mankind how we manage to process this on an emotional level, or how it is possible to reach a catharis. Can the human brain defy the forces of nature? These concerns Kawashima puts central in his work.

POST BODY / NATURE
TAISUKE KOYAMA + TAKASHI KAWASHIMA

オープニング・レセプション:2017年6月10日(土)15:00〜17:00

会期:2017年6月10日(土)〜 8月19日(土)
会場:LhGWR、デン・ハーグ
時間:水〜土 12:00〜17:00
休廊:7月27日〜8月5日
Web:http://www.grotewittereus.nl

主催:LhGWR
協力:Hester Keijser(Stead Bureau)、深井佐和子(G/P gallery)
協賛:アーツカウンシル東京、Stroom Den Haag
謝辞:名和晃平 | ダミアン・ジャレ、向井山朋子、G/P gallery